Top 10 Sports News: Big news of 18 July related to sports world
Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian team won the first ODI against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets and took a 1-0 lead in the series. About a week before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, a total of three players, including two South African footballers living in the sports village, have been found to be corona infected.
New Delhi. The Indian team started with a win on the Sri Lanka tour (IND vs SL) and defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the first ODI. Sri Lanka scored 262 runs for 9 wickets while playing first and Team India achieved the target for three wickets in 36.4 overs. A total of three players, including two South African footballers living in the Tokyo Olympics sports village, have been found positive for Kovid-19. Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series on the back of the experienced Shakib Al Hasan’s unbeaten 96.
Team India started the Sri Lanka tour with a win and defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the first ODI on Sunday. Playing first at the R Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka scored 262 runs for 9 wickets. In reply, Team India achieved the target for three wickets in 36.4 overs. Shikhar Dhawan played an unbeaten innings of 86 runs in his first ODI as captain and played a key role in the victory. The second match of the series will be played on July 20 at the same ground in Colombo. Team India has not lost to Sri Lanka in ODIs since 2012.
Now less than a week is left for the start of the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, but before that cases of Kovid-19 are coming to the fore. A total of three players, including two South African footballers living in the Tokyo Olympics sports village, have tested positive for Kovid-19. The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee gave this information on Sunday. This has created apprehension about the successful conduct of the Games starting from 23 July.
In the first ODI of the series against Sri Lanka, India’s young opener Prithvi Shaw gave the team a quick start and scored 43 runs. He was also adjudged man of the match. After the match, he was asked what the head coach of the team Rahul Dravid had told him before going on the field, to which he also replied. Landed with and started waiting for loose balls. Obviously wanted to keep the team’s score high and wanted to stay at the crease. The pitch was very good. It was good in the first innings as well but I think it got better in the second innings.
Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by three wickets in the second ODI on the back of experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s unbeaten 96. With this, the Bangladeshi team also took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Shakib hit eight fours in his unbeaten innings of 109 balls. He also did wonders in bowling earlier and took two wickets for 42 runs in 10 overs. Batting first, Zimbabwe won the toss and scored 240 for nine with a half-century from Wesley Madhevere (56). While chasing the target, Bangladesh kept losing wickets at frequent intervals. The team was struggling after losing the seventh wicket for 173 runs in the 39th over, but the man of the match Shakib remained at one end.
The pair of chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal once again came together on the field. In the first ODI of the series against Sri Lanka, both were given a chance in India’s playing XI on Sunday. Not only this, Chahal also took a wicket on his very first ball of the match. Earlier, both were seen together in the World Cup-2019. In this match, the pair of ‘Kul-Cha’ took 4 wickets and both got 2-2 wickets.
England defeated Pakistan by 45 runs in the second T20. With this the three-match series was leveled at 1-1. England scored 200 runs while playing first. Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler played an innings of 56 runs. In reply, Pakistan’s team could only score 155 runs for 9 wickets. Saqib Mahmood took three wickets for 33 runs. The third and final T20 match of the series will be played on July 20. Earlier, England had captured the ODI series 3-0.
Tabrez Shamsi, the world’s number-1 bowler in the T20 rankings, has become troubled due to his constant bio-bubble. He is currently on a tour of Ireland with the South Africa team. Spinner Shamsi tweeted about the bio-bubble – I don’t think everyone truly understands the impact these things are having on us, our families and our lives outside of cricket. Sometimes it seems that we are like circus animals, who are taken out only at the time of practice and match play. So that the crowd can be entertained. This is not the pain of any one player or team. Every player has been facing a similar situation during the Corona tour.
Players, support staff and officials from eight Indian sports including archery, badminton, table tennis, hockey, judo, gymnastics, swimming and weightlifting arrived in the Japanese capital from New Delhi for the Games being organized amid the COVID-19 pandemic . The first batch is of 88 members, including 54 players, besides the support staff and representatives of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
Even after increasing cases of corona infection in England, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has recently decided to relax the bio-bubble for the upcoming India-England Test series. The mental health of the players is getting adversely affected due to constant being in the bio-bubble. Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra is unhappy with this decision of the ECB. He has expressed concern about this. Akash said in the video shared on his YouTube channel that if the bio-bubble protocol is lax and because of that something goes wrong, then it can have a bad effect on the India and England series. Something similar happened during the recently concluded ODI series between England and Pakistan. Before this series, three players of England’s main team and four members of the support staff were found to be corona infected. For this reason, the ECB had to field a whole new team against Pakistan.
US’s Jenson Brooksby defeated Jordan Thomson in straight sets to reach the final of the Hall of Fame Open tennis tournament, where he will face South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. The 20-year-old from America defeated Thomson 6-3, 7-6 (3). Anderson defeated top seed Aleksandr Bublik in the first semi-final 4-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 in a three-set match. Brooksby is the second young player to reach the final of this tournament to be held on the grassy courts of Newport.
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